Breaking my girlfriend’s window accidentally. That I already fixed. I leave with her and she owns the house
More information is needed. You are mixing terms that have specific legal meanings. NJ does not have misdemeanors, we call them disorderly persons offenses. A 4th degree charges is indictable, called a crime in NJ, called a felony in other States. It cannot be both. The crime can be downgraded to municipal court as a DP but if it is in the county court (Superior Court) it is a crime not a DP. You did not commit any criminal offense, 4th degree or DP, if it was an accident. That is because intent to damage the property is required on both. Likely she told police it was not an accident. It does not matter if you fixed it, the criminal act is breaking it on purpose. Her ownership of the house also means nothing. We cannot discuss fees on AVVO. You can call the AVVO contributors for consultations, most offer free consultations. It will make a difference whether it is a DP or an indictable so get that information straight before you call one of us.
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